Four glimmers of hope for tackling the climate crisis

Guest post by Melanie Kramers, strategic advisor to the CEO, Oxfam GB I don’t know about you, but my eco anxiety has been soaring to record highs with each report of our impending doom in the run-up to the Glasgow Cop26 climate summit. But I found some glimmers of hope in a recent Oxfam-convened discussion that […]

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How to design research to make sure that Humanitarian Innovation gets scaled up?

Building on Elrha’s recent learning paper about the role of evidence in scaling humanitarian innovations, Abigail Taylor outlines how Make Music Matter has used evidence to enable adoption of its innovative Healing in Harmony programme… Proving that a new idea or approach works is, sadly, not enough to ensure it is widely picked up. Innovators […]

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Women, Voice and Power, Oxfam’s new paper on ‘transformative feminist leadership’ + a minor beef on adjectives

Women, Voice and Power, Oxfam’s new paper on ‘transformative feminist leadership’ exemplifies why I love working for NGOs, but also why it can get a bit irksome, especially if you’re a wordsmith. Let’s start with the good stuff. The 7 page Exec Sum (the full report weighs in at 45 pages) is stuffed full with […]

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Links I Liked

Extreme multi-stakeholder consultation… ht Richard Cunliffe The Data Manipulation Scandal that could topple the heads of the World Bank & IMF. Superb analysis of the Doing Business scandal by Justin Sandefur. Should be required reading for public policy/international development students. It also shows the extraordinary power of league tables in advocacy How to Destroy a […]

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Development Nutshell: audio round-up (18m) of FP2P posts, w/b 4th October

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How to Design Research to defend the Status Quo/Stop Bad Stuff from Happening?

Gave my annual lecture on ‘research for policy impact’ with a bunch of typically super-smart LSE Masters students this week from its new School of Public Policy, hosted by Lloyd Gruber. The Q&A at the end is always brilliant (if occasionally terrifying), and this year, the question that really got my juices flowing was from Laura […]

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Breaking the Class Ceiling

My Oxfam colleague and regular FP2P contributor Max Lawson (right) sends out a weekly summary of his reading on inequality (he leads Oxfam’s advocacy work on it). They’re great, and Max has opened his mailing list up to the anyone who’s interested – just email max.lawson@oxfam.org, with ‘subscribe’ in the subject line. Here’s his latest effort (and thanks to […]

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In the Presence of “White Skin”: The Challenges of Expectations upon Encountering White Researchers

Final post in the outstanding Bukavu Series of blogs on life for national researchers in the DRC, from Élisée Cirhuza Balolage and Esther Kadetwa Kayanga. Introduction to the Bukavu series here. Search on ‘Bukavu’ for the other posts in the series or see list at end of this piece. Original post here. We have seen how the […]

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Links I Liked

Gotta love the fuel shortage v Brexit cartoons. Here’s another cracker – please add your own Nigel Farage also doing his bit to keep us amused. Thoughts and prayers for the father of Brexit. And the BBC got in on the nominative determinism game. Ladies and Gents, please welcome … Phil McCann Just a few […]

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Development Nutshell: Audio round-up (18m) of FP2P posts, w/b 27th September

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